Trump trying to distract from Russia connections says Sen. Kaine

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine said today that the resignation of National Security Adviser Lieutenant General Michael Flynn raises questions about the Administration’s other connections to Russia. “The resignation of Lieutenant General Flynn cements the worst fears of many Americans and our allies about the connections between this Administration and the Kremlin. His alarming communication with […]

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Sen. Mark Warner wants Gen. Flynn to testify before Senate Intelligence Committee

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence wants National Security Adviser General Michael Flynn to testify before the committee and reveal administrations connections with Russia. “Reports that the White House may have been briefed weeks ago on the nature of Gen. Flynn’s calls raise deeply troubling questions. […]

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Virginia AG Mark Herring holds late night press call on nation’s first preliminary injunction

Monday, February 13, 2017

Virginia AG Mark Herring holds late night press call on nation's first preliminary injunction

The violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution was “unconstitutional and un-American,” said AG Mark Herring on a hastily assembled press call this evening. “It was an extraordinary finding.” In this case the evidence was overwhelming. There was no evidence presented to refute it. “This was especially enlightening.” According […]

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Virginia state revenue rises 7.4 percent in January

Monday, February 13, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that January General Fund revenues rose 7.4 percent from the previous January. On a fiscal year-to-date basis, total revenue collections rose 4.6 percent through January, ahead of the revised annual forecast of 2.9 percent growth. “Although we are slightly ahead of the forecast in payroll withholding collections, about 43 percent […]

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Warner says Pruitt’s distain for the EPA won’t win his vote

Monday, February 13, 2017

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) in a statement on the nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to be the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): “I cannot think of another nominee I’ve been asked to consider who has, over the course of a career, demonstrated more disdain for the work of the […]

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U.S. Senator Tim Kaine will vote against Mnuchin for Secretary of the Treasury.

Monday, February 13, 2017

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine will vote against Mnuchin for Secretary of the Treasury.

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine will vote against Steven Mnuchin for Secretary of the Treasury. “I will vote against the nomination of Steven Mnuchin to be Secretary of the Treasury. After closely following his confirmation hearings, I am not confident Mr. Mnuchin will be an advocate for working families and their financial security. His complicity in […]

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Virginia AG Mark Herring argues nation’s first hearing against immigration ban

Friday, February 10, 2017

ALEXANDRIA (February 10, 2017) – Today Attorney General Mark R. Herring and his team made the nation’s first arguments in federal district court on why President Donald Trump’s immigration ban should be stopped with a preliminary injunction. Attorney General Herring made the case that President Trump’s ban on entry of lawful permanent residents and visa […]

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UPDATED: Judge orders list of all Virginia persons denied entry to U.S.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced a significant update this afternoon. In this order just entered by Judge Brinkema, she has granted AG Herring’s request to have the federal government “provide the Commonwealth of Virginia with a list of all persons who have been denied entry to or removed from the United States since the […]

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Judge grants Virginia’s motion to challenge immigration ban including visa holders

Friday, February 3, 2017

Virginia’s lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s immigration ban will be moving forward after Judge Leonie M. Brinkema granted Virginia’s motion to intervene in the case to challenge the ban. Virginia’s participation in the case expands the scope of affected individuals to also include visa holders as well as lawful permanent residents (green card holders.) The […]

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Warner opposes Mulvaney for OMB – Kaine opposes Pruitt to EPA

Thursday, February 2, 2017

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Budget and Finance Committees, will oppose confirming Rep. Mick Mulvaney as Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). “While I respect Congressman Mulvaney’s service in the House of Representatives and appreciate his responses before the Budget Committee, I simply cannot vote to […]

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Hate crime bills rejected by Virginia House and Senate committees

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

RICHMOND (February 1, 2017) – Today, despite an increase in hate crimes in Virginia and around the country, the General Assembly completed their rejection of tools to better protect ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities and other vulnerable communities from hate crimes. After the House of Delegates Courts of Justice Criminal Law Subcommittee voted on party […]

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Electric Personal Delivery Devices on sidewalks passes in Virginia Senate

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

(RICHMOND, VA) —Legislation patroned by Senator Bill DeSteph (8th District), allowing the use of Electric Personal Delivery Devices (EPDD) in the Commonwealth of Virginia, has unanimously passed the Virginia Senate.  SB 1207 marks the first affirmative statewide approval of EPDDs operating on sidewalks, shared-use paths, and crosswalks in the United States. The EPDDs travel on […]

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